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Business and Technical Adaptivity in Marine CFD Simulations Bridging the Gap

The paper describes progress in software and business solutions for advanced CFD applications. Adaptive grid algorithms are shown to be mature for industry applications, refining and coarsening grids in unsteady flow problems, e.g. for capturing free surfaces around ships, cavitation at propellers, etc. The “NUMECA on Demand” business model allows occasional users renting high-performance computing hardware along with parallel CFD licenses to compute resource-intensive applications. Examples from marine applications and related industries serve as illustrations.

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Posted by Benoit Mallol

Benoit holds a master's degree in Mechanical and Numerical modeling from the University of Bordeaux (France) with a specialization in CFD dedicated to free surface flows. For more than 10 years, he has been working on unstructured meshing strategies and marine applications. As head of the marine group and head of the unstructured meshing group, Benoit drives the product roadmaps, acts as the CFD technical expert to support all our offices around the world and makes sure that the software remains the reference on the different markets.


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